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CCDOR Leadership

Director: Steven Fu, MD, MSCE

Dr. Fu is interested in smoking cessation and tobacco-related health disparities. His research is focused on identifying best practices for improving the delivery and utilization of tobacco dependence treatments among diverse and disadvantaged populations.

Deputy Director: Nina Sayer, PhD 

Dr. Sayer is a clinical psychologist and a health services researcher whose work focuses on post-deployment health including PTSD, disability, combat-related polytrauma and unmet service needs.

Associate Directors:

Melissa Partin, PhD 

Dr. Partin is a behavioral scientist with interests and expertise in patient-directed health promotion and decision support interventions, shared decision making, survey research, and implementation. Her research focuses on the development and evaluation of interventions to promote compliance with best practices in the area of cancer prevention and control.

Brent Taylor, PhD

Dr. Taylor is an epidemiologist with a focus on quantitative methodology. His research interests include systematic review of observational studies and using large clinical and administrative databases to evaluate the epidemiology, health care utilization, and treatment outcomes for chronic diseases.